Monday, August 15, 2022

Support Local Business

How many friends do you know with a small business or a side gig? How do you help them grow? Do you want them to succeed? 

  • Stand up & recommend them
  • share their social media posts 
  • write a recommendation
 

We all remember 2020.  We were reminded frequently to shop small & buy local. Small business need your support always.  In New York state we lost 25% of our small business during the pandemic.  That is 1 out of every 4 business closed their doors forever. 

 

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This stunning sterling silver piece is shown with a gemstone I personally cut.  
 
 
Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community
  
 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

 Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 

 

I believe in supporting my local community. As an ally I know we need to listen and show up to support local groups. Stand up and join local events or protests and learn about wheat is going on in your city.

 

 

Artists Feature

Monthly, I will feature a small women owned business.  I have been selling my work online and have a great TEAM of people whom I consider my second family. Here you will learn about the business and the creator of the idea.  This will focus on female members of my art family. 

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Success and Celebration


 Happy to have rain for my vegetables this past week.  The yellow beans are doing great as this shows. The snow peas are about finished  & there is a succession plans for them as well as other parts of the garden.  Lettuce and greens takes over when this spring crop finishes.  


It felt time to show off my mascot again.  He is a rock hound and model for my small work.  he travels to shows and enjoys his time outside.  His name is Paddy.  

this is one success for the season, happy beans because of meticulous water management.  We use soaker hoses for our gardens. 


Black Lives Matter

We need to change the way we treat others in this country  I invite everyone to be kind and support our sisters and brothers.   We need to teach history accurately all year. #blm #loveislove #pride


Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 


One of my copper creations to support Black Lives Matter. 

 

 
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Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community




Tuesday, July 12, 2022

July Fruit Season in here

 his is most of  one of the 4 quarts of raspberries so far this month.  Yes this month.  Happy chef here will have homemade raspberry jam from my own garden?!

 

The warm summer of July has arrived and the heat with it.  We almost set a record low last week at 49 and it was 90 yesterday. Our gardens are doing well with the soaker hoses to keep them moist. 
There is a partial drought with us two inches below normal at this point. 

Hope we have some good rain in the near future so we do not have to use the faucet so much.

 


We finished the pond remodel.  Relined and moved some of the water and landscape plants. As you see the waterfall is larger  and has a nice stone wall on the sides.  It was a big  & labor intensive project.  


Happy to be finished and able to enjoy the sounds of it ans the backyard habitat it creates.  We have seen up to four birds in the bird bath at the top of it at one time. 

The first yellow beans of the season were harvested Sunday.  Happy dance for me one of my favorite veggies. 


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 

I believe in supporting my local community hence my choice of The Mocha Center for the Pride donation.  As an ally I know we need to listen and show up to support local groups.

 

 

Buy Local & Shop Small

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These are part of the Copper Geometry line. 
 
 
Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Almost Summer in my Garden

 

SUMMER begins here is about 5 day on 6.21.22.  it is about 90 here today so feels like it is here now. plan to honor my summer traditions and eat meals outside to enjoy the season this summer & fall.   

We attended our first picnic of the season recently.  Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies.  Chewy, gooey goodness in every one.  

 

How are you spending this Pride Month? I have a trip to visit family nest week.  se excited to be able to see them in person.  Quality time with Family is PRICELESS.



Black Lives Matter

Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 

 

We must stand up and VOTE to support our sisters & brothers.  The massacre in Buffalo, NY  is horrific.  The hate fueled white supremacy was encouraged by the 45th president.  We need to talk to our friends & families and be sure they register and vote out those who do not want to bring our country together.   Search the below terms 

I Can't Breathe
Black Lives Matter
and read from fact checked news sources.   

 

Buy Local from the Maker

 


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Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community

Pride earrings will support The Mochas Center all year. Donation of 25%  during Pride for the earring sales.

   Pride Earrings


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Hello Pride Month 2022

 Hello PRIDE

 National PRIDE MONTH is June.  Local Rochester PRIDE is July. Because I want to support pride locally, for each pride item sale there will be a donation to the Mocha Center in Rochester, NY.  the donation will be 25% during PRIDE.                   Pride Earrings

The Mocha Center

ROC PRIDE


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 

I believe in supporting my local community hence my choice of The Mocha Center for the Pride donation.  As an ally I know we need to listen and show up when needed to support local groups.

 

 

 Buy Local and Shop Small

Snowflake Obsidian
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Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community
  

This is a freeform cabochon I cut and will make into a finished piece of jewelry.


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Action of Pride


 What is one this we entrepreneurs do not do regularly? Practice Self Care & take Vacation or Time Off. As a small business owner one thing we forget its to take care of ourselves.  I am using the time off to rejuvenate myself.  It is good to take time off and take personal me time.  Join me and put down time on you calendar every month. I put everything on my calendar so I am not double booked. This helps to not miss the special party by a friend if it is on your business calendar as down time. Please let me know how scheduling your time helps your business.  your feedback is always welcome. 

 

 

 BLACK LIVES MATTER

Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 

 The chaos has been difficult to watch recently.  We have to stand up and vote for what we need.  Call your representatives at all levels; local, state, federal.  Send letters and vote out those who do not represent positive change. Search these topics:
I Can't Breathe
Black Lives Matter
and read from fact checked news sources. 



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These are part of the Copper Geometry line. 
 
Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community

Monday, May 23, 2022

Spring Chaos in my country

 

As the election results came in in November 2016 I was initially in shock.  How could my country support such a racist hateful man?  about 1 am as I turned  off the TV and headed to bed.  I did not sleep as tears and fear kept me awake for about 3 days.  Then exhaustion set in and I had some sleep.  

Now in 2022 we have the leaked draft of the Supreme Court ruling about to overturn Roe V Wade.  Never did I think I would see our country turn back time like this.  

I borrowed this meme to show how I feel.  get involved and help us fix this country. Reproductive rights are crucial in our world.



BLACK LIVES MATTER    


We must stand up and VOTE to support our sisters & brothers.  The massacre in Buffalo, NY  is horrific. Buffalo together. The hate fueled white supremacy was encouraged by the 45.  We need to talk to our friends & families and be sure they register and vote out those who do not want to bring our country together.   Search the below terms 

I Can't Breathe
Black Lives Matter
and read from fact checked news sources.   

Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 



DC March 2017

A women's group,I am part of , announced they were headed to Washington DC for The Womens March protest.  this was about two weeks after the election.  I was glad to be able to stand up for what I believe in and signed up.  It was an incredible event 1-21-17 2017. Here are a few of the 120 women I traveled to DC with as part of the largest peaceful protest.  

We knew the term of the misogynist, 45,  would be horrible. We hoped it wold not extend past his term,  it has. Stand up and take action to bring us back together.  

One memory from this March is the love and community of the families at the event.  Whatever you needed,  they were ready to hand to you. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Spring flowers as May arrives

 

What is better than spring flowers after a long cold winter?  These Lilacs will be sharing their fabulous scent with us soon. The greens are doing well in the garden.  Snow peas will be planted this weekend.  I can not think of a better way to honor my Grandma then digging in the dirt and planting veggies.  She would be so proud of me and my garden.  It is hard sometimes to not be able to share the beauty I find outside with her.  I can feel her when I am in the garden, which is comforting.  What is exciting in your yard or garden? 






As today is May the Force be With You day. 

Always looking for your comments & suggestions: 

  • What new things I am working on would be a good topic for future posts?  
  • What would you like to learn about?  

 

 

 

 

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These are part of the Copper Geometry line showing the beauty of the Jasper with copper. 
 
Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community


Monday, April 25, 2022

As April Ends, Beauty I find

 As April ends, I find beauty in the garden to share with you.  Romaine lettuce and Kale transplanted into the veggie garden.  Hyacinth in the front yard sharing their blooms and the fantastic fragrance they have.  

It is the season for rebirth and renewal because it is spring.  We are dealing with the pandemic still so be safe, and mask up.  my county is one of the hot spots in the state.  Could be because of many things:  the 9 colleges we have,  the removal of the mask mandate in the schools recently, covid fatigue.

Mask up, stay safe, take care of your friends & family. #maskup #staysafe #vax #besmart #test  


Black Lives Matter


 

We need to change the way we treat others in this country  I invite everyone to be kind and support our sisters and brothers.   We need to teach history accurately all year. 


Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 



 

Buy Local and Shop Small


My Shop:  My Shop

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Twitter:  Panda Wear Gems  
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These are part of the Copper Geometry line showing the beauty of the raku with copper. Need a gift for Mom?
 
 
 
Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Earth Day Week

 How are you celebrating Earth day this week?  I am planting more vegetables in the garden after it dries out.  Earth Day is 4/22/22.  Earth Day origin  for those who are curious - read more about this day that was established last century in 1970.  


More of the Copper Geometry line is on the website every day.  Want these earrings Happy to share these with you.  



Black Lives Matter


 

We need to change the way we treat others in this country  I invite everyone to be kind and support our sisters and brothers.   We need to teach history accurately all year. 


Free the People ROC is the group in Rochester, NY. 



 

Buy Local and Shop Small


My Shop:  My Shop

Facebook:  PandaWire Facebook
Twitter:  Panda Wear Gems  
Instagram: Instagram

 
 
Why shop small?  For every $100 you spend at a local business,  $68 stay in the community